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Nishiki Market

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Shinkyogoku Shopping District
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Address: Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Authentic Japanese ingredients in an open setting

We had the pleasure of visiting the markets during our stay in Kyoto. We were staying in the Gojo side of Kyoto, so the walk to the market was pleasant and flat. The markets... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had the pleasure of visiting the markets during our stay in Kyoto. We were staying in the Gojo side of Kyoto, so the walk to the market was pleasant and flat. The markets may be a little difficult to find if you do not have a map or a GPS, but once you get close, there will be signs... More 

Thank aandsaustralia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After hearing many recommendations to visit Nishiki Market, we did just that. Unfortunately we weren't overly impressed with what was offered or the variety of food choices. The food that we did try wasn't tasty at all (for two adventurous eaters!). I wouldn't visit the market again, however I suppose when in Kyoto you may want to visit it just... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While crowded with both locals and tourists, we enjoyed wandering here and sampling local foods/snacks. A good place to spend an hour or so.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nishiki is a sensory overload. So many colours, sounds, smells. Excellent way to sample a lot of Japanese food without needing to got into a restaurant. Great for souvenir shopping, as prices are pretty reasonable. Take a big bag, an empty tummy and some cash. You'll have a ball. Go early to avoid the crowds.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This market is SO much fun to walk through! There is so much to see, but be sure to get there before everything closes (around 5pm).

Thank drnichole
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting enough, but not as good as other locations, if you're not in Kyoto for long. Choose the old city over this anytime

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was in a great location for us and we ended up eating here quite a few times while in Tokyo. The food was amazing and affordable, along with a bunch of cute market stalls as well. I really loved this market place and it's thanks to tripadvisor that I even knew it existed! Be warned that most places close... More 

Thank Bianca S
Bandung, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you want to taste kyoto delicacy, just go here there are so many food to try and the scene is very nice, sometimes it get too crowded but i love it, i buy fried & roasted dish and that eel they are delicious, almo many kind of mochi, sushi, giant Strawberry, ice cream so many things. Don't skip this... More 

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Ft. Thomas, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun place to go in any season since it is covered. Streets leading up from main drag are filled with shops and restaurants and also fun, but the market itself is the highlight. Great way to get out of the sun (or snow in our case) and the free samples give an opportunity to try things you might never buy.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Osaka, Tokyo and Kyoto. I went to fish market in every city. The Kyoto one is my favorite. they have more traditional Japanese food and gift to shops.

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Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Those who delight in shopping and cuisine will find themselves at home in Shinkyogoku. Lauded and visited by locals for its Nishiki Market, where baskets of fragrant spices, dried fish, and just-fried foods are piled high along the snaking streets of its enclosed outdoor shopping spaces, Shinkyogoku is not only a hub for fresh fare, but also for fast fashion fixes. Trends-in-the-making can be spotted in the tall windows of several one-of-a-kind stores featuring local labels and modish boutiques. Arcades, outdoor concert spaces, mega department stores, and small, enchanting cafes have sprung up to accommodate the increasing traffic. Whether looking for souvenirs and kitsch on Shinkyogoku Street, or scoping out the massive food court and restaurant floor at Takashimaya Department store, there's something for every wallet or purse, and a buyer for every item.
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